Friday, April 24, 2015


Uh-oh -- Mediaite says that the liberal fascists are being fascistic again:
The gay New York City hoteliers who recently played host to Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) have their own controversy to deal with: Activists are calling for the boycott of their properties, including a gay hotel and establishments on Fire Island.

Ian Reisner and Mati Weiderpass ..., two gay real estate moguls who run numerous vacation properties marketed towards the LGBT community, spoke with The New York Times yesterday about the reception they held for the presidential candidate....

Within hours, a Facebook page calling for the boycott of the Fire Island Pines Establishments and the Out NYC Hotel, all owned by Reisner and Weiderpass, gained more than 2,500 followers, its wall filled with angry messages blasting the two for selling out their ideals.

“Weiderpass, an out gay man, held a ‘reception’ this past weekend for Senator Cruz,” said the first post on the page. “The question, among so many others, is, WHY???!!!”
Why so cranky? Just because of stuff like this?
Days before the U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments on same-sex marriage, Senator Ted Cruz has filed two bills to protect states that bar gay couples from marrying.

Cruz's legislation would establish a constitutional amendment shielding states that define marriage as between one woman and one man from legal action, according to bill language obtained by Bloomberg News.

A second bill would bar federal courts from further weighing in on the marriage issue until such an amendment is adopted.
Gosh, I can't understand why little things like that get people so upset.

Obviously, what's being done to these poor, suffering hoteliers is just as bad as what intolerant lefties tried to do to upstanding businesses like Chick-fil-A. So the right-wing response should be obvious: True Patriots need to patronize the hotels these men run!

But ... um ... they're gay hotels, aren't they? And you can't really be gay if you're a True Patriot. What to do?

Well, the Out isn't a completely gay hotel, as Ian Reisner explained in this interview:
The OUT NYC is New York’s first straight-friendly urban resort. How have you enhanced the hotel experience for your customers?
My vision was not to open a gay ghetto.... We are truly the first gay-owned, gay-operated, gay-programmed, straight-friendly facility. One-third of my 20,000 sleeping customers who have come through the doors since we opened have been straight. Their way of thinking is that staying at a gay-owned and operated facility will definitely be more chic and definitely more fun, and they’re right!
It's "straight-friendly," righties! So you have to show support! For the Cause of True Conservatism!

So book a room! C'mon, aren't you ... curious?


Victor said...

"One-third of my 20,000 sleeping customers who have come through the doors since we opened have been straight."

How does he know?
Do people have to write down their sexual orientation when they decide to stay?

And how many bisexual's and tranny's have stayed?

What's the percentage of hermaphrodites?

And what about people like me, who don't care what two adults do sexually?
Does he have a number for that?

That must be some form people have to fill out!
"Yes, welcome to our gay/not-gay resort.
Please fill-out this 50 page questionnaire in triplicate..."

Lawrence said...

It's good to see them taking a wide stance on the issue.

Paul Canning said...

These guys have made a big mistake, queens don't forget.

Recall the efforts of whatisname who got marriage equality over the line in New York? The key Bush aide? Ken something? Could have got down on his knees and begged forgiveness, didnae matter.

It's one thing to be a R and believe in conservatism and push for gay rights amongst Rs. Quite another to enable actual enemies.

Paul Canning said...

This is spot on. Fuck Reason and all the others whining about intolerance.

Comment from joemygod:

"I'm reminded of the time Dan Savage invited Brian Brown to dinner at his house to debate same sex marriage. After watching the proceedings for hours, Savage's husband Terry Miller asked Brown if Brown thought Savage and Miller's teenaged son should be taken away from them. Brown said, "You shouldn't ask me a question when you know you won't like the answer." To which Miller responded: "Get the fuck out of my house.""